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May 29th 2018
The FDA has granted a priority review to a new drug application (NDA) for larotrectinib for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors with an NTRK gene fusion, according to Bayer and Loxo Oncology, the codevelopers of the pan-TRK inhibitor.
May 22nd 2018
Recent research, conducted at NYU Langone Health and presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Annual Congress, sought to find out how patients with melanoma perceived skin health education, and their willingness be involved in their own surveillance or a loved one’s.
May 22nd 2018
One melanoma survivor offers advice for Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
May 4th 2018
I think being an athlete is what saved my life.
May 4th 2018
If I ever got sick or injured I would go to the children’s hospital, but that was nothing like a real hospital where people are fighting for their life day-in and day-out. I absolutely hated it, and still do. I was in Emory Hospital visiting my dad two to three times a week for about six months, and every time I walked in that place, it just gave me the heebie-jeebies.
May 3rd 2018
Mike Schmidt developed stage 3 melanoma after years of playing professional baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies.
May 2nd 2018
After radiation, as the skin heals, a compassionate dermatologist can help us to monitor any lingering side-effects.
May 1st 2018
The combination therapy of Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) was granted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the treatment of patients with BRAF V600E– or V600K–positive stage 3 melanoma following complete resection.
April 30th 2018
May is skin cancer awareness month, and a good reminder to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist.
April 25th 2018
Age should not limit which patients with metastatic melanoma receive immunotherapy.
April 19th 2018
For patients with melanoma, administration of a PD-1 checkpoint blockade therapy in the neoadjuvant setting – meaning it was given before the main treatment – could result in improved outcomes and better insight to patient responses.
April 16th 2018
Tests like these are growing increasingly important, as TOO results lead to treatment changes about 65 percent of the time and a site treatment change about 35 percent of the time, according to Cancer Genetics.
March 27th 2018
"I have grown as a person since becoming a cancer survivor," says breast cancer and melanoma survivor Barbara Tako.
March 22nd 2018
After a recent FDA approval for an additional dosing schedule option for Opdivo, patients must be educated on the potential side effects that may occur between prolonged visits.
March 21st 2018
A recent study conducted at UCLA showed that nearly all patients with uveal melanoma reported having unmet psychologic and informational needs, especially in the few months following their diagnosis.
March 6th 2018
Breast cancer survivors says that even though cancer is big, scary and demanding, it never justifies bad behavior as a person.
March 6th 2018
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental biologics license application adding a four-week dosing schedule for Opdivo (nivolumab) across several of the PD-1 inhibitor’s indications.
February 17th 2018
Gratitude helps get this cancer survivor through her cancer days, fears and worries.
February 14th 2018
While obesity is a known risk factor for more than a dozen types of cancer – and poised to take over smoking as the leading preventable cause for the disease – it may actually play a beneficial role in men with metastatic melanoma, according to a recent study published in Lancet Oncology.
February 14th 2018
This breast cancer and melanoma survivor sometimes likes to pretend and ponder about what life would have been if she hadn't gotten cancer.
February 8th 2018
A recent study highlighted the additional psychological effects that patients with locally advanced cutaneous melanoma go through, particularly because their lesions are a visible part of their everyday life.
February 6th 2018
“Obesity has been previously investigated for its role in cancer and promoting tumor growth, at least partially by inducing a chronic inflammatory state,” the authors wrote. “However, it’s unclear how this would play out in the era of immunotherapy, where inflammation has been linked to treatment response.”
February 5th 2018
Breast cancer survivor discusses her upcoming prophylactic double mastectomy with reconstruction.
January 23rd 2018
Clinical trials designed to evaluate the use of anti-cancer drugs for the treatment of cancer typically exclude patients whose disease has spread to the brain or CNS for a number of reasons, including the misperception that they are poor clinical trial candidates.
January 14th 2018
Traditionally, desmoplastic melanoma was difficult to treat because the tumor tissue is so dense. However, researchers just discovered that immunotherapy agents have potential in this space.
January 13th 2018
Using the generic skin cream fluorouacil 5 percent (5-FU) for two to four weeks may reduce the risk for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) for up to a year, according to a study published in JAMA Dermatology.
January 7th 2018
Breast cancer and melanoma survivor reflects about being tired of her cancers and shares a way to respond to uncertainty.
January 2nd 2018
Breast cancer, melanoma survivor and clutter-clearing speaker/author clears her cancer and household clutter.
December 31st 2017
Five simple, doable resolutions for the New Year from a breast cancer and melanoma survivor.